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Campus

Whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll want to make a quick stop at Ohio Stadium, known as “The Shoe,” which is home to the famed Ohio State Buckeyes football team. The 18,000-seat Schottenstein Center is host to Ohio State’s hockey and basketball teams, as well as concerts from national touring musicians. Golf fans will find a lot to love at the Jack Nicklaus Museum, dedicated to the hometown hero. Not far away, near the Ohio Expo Center is MAPFRE Stadium, home of Columbus Crew SC.

The Wexner Center for the Arts showcases rotating modern art exhibitions, and also hosts a huge variety of events, ranging from music, theater and dance performances to film screenings and artist talks. Across the plaza, the free Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum has the largest collection of cartoons and comics in the world, and features rotating exhibitions of historic, classic and modern comics.

Gateway Film Center offers a unique lineup of the world's best blockbusters, indies, docs and locally-grown films, presented together in one modern, thriving film center. Catch up with friends and meet new ones at a craft beer tasting in The Torpedo Room, the undersea bar and galley. 

Clintonville

Standout shops include modern decor purveyor Elm and Iron, fabric mecca Sew to Speak and all-locally made Wild Cat Gift & Party. During warmer months, people flock to the Clintonville Farmers Market to get fresh produce and to the Olentangy River recreational trail to hike and bike. Arts venues like Wild Goose Creative and Studio 35 provide cultural opportunities year-round.